Free Live Chat For Your Website



There are plenty of “live chat” solutions you can add to your websites. However, I came across Firehose Chat recently and fell in love with it.

It features a familiar looking on-site chat paired with an SMS-like app that makes it super convenient to respond to visitors on your site from anywhere. When someone is on your site and “chats” you a question, you’ll get it as a push notification.

You can set “do not disturb” hours, and with the paid version add multiple team members and save chat histories.

Currently, Firehose Chat offers a native Mac app, an iPhone app and an Android app in beta.

Cost: Free version with limited functionality; paid upgrade for $3.99-$6.99 per month (depending on whether you pay monthly, quarterly, biannually or annually)

Brandon Uttley is a seasoned web marketing and public relations professional with three decades of experience.

Currently, he is CEO of Go For Launch, which provides marketing strategy and communications support to companies ranging from startups to established entities.

Prior to his current roles, Uttley cofounded and was CEO of Command Partners, a digital marketing agency. He also confounded and was president of carbonhouse, inc., a nationally recognized web design firm.

Uttley also served as director of public relations at Luquire George Andrews for five years, and an account manager at Epley Associates/Public Relations for three years. Brandon was the 2009 president of the Charlotte chapter of Public Relations Society of America, and he is an accredited member of PRSA National.

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